munchkin

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noun munch·kin \ˈmənch-ˌkin\

Definition of munchkin

  1. :  a person who is notably small and often endearing

Examples of munchkin in a sentence

  1. What's wrong, munchkin? she asked the toddler.

Origin and Etymology of munchkin

the Munchkins, diminutive creatures in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum


First Known Use: 1972


MUNCHKIN Defined for English Language Learners

munchkin

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noun munch·kin \ˈmənch-ˌkin\

Definition of munchkin for English Language Learners

  • : a child or small person


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